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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Saints underdogs vs Gaels at Iona

Siena SaintsIona Gaels
March 3, 2:00 PM | Hynes Athletics Center

Siena Saints vs Iona Gaels Odds

7-22TEAM RECORD16-13

Hynes Athletics Center will host Iona Gaels vs. Siena Saints action on Sunday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Gaels sport records of 16-13 and 12-15 ATS heading into this battle, while the Saints have 7-22 and 9-16 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 15-8 for the Gaels and 11-10 for the Saints.

View Siena vs Iona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Iona Gaels as 17-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 180-ranked Gaels and the No. 290-rated Saints in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 76-63 win for the Gaels on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Iona's No. 3 nationally ranked offense (81.2 points per game) against a Saints defense that sits as the No. 209 at 68 PPG. The Gaels have been averaging 45.5% from the field, more than the Saints have managed so far this season (39.8% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Siena owns the country's No. 188-rated mark, allowing 70.1 points per game on the highway. Iona, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

Siena was a 76-74 loser in its last match at home against Marist. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Siena suffered a 76-74 loss against Marist on Friday, getting 17 points from Trenity Burdine in a losing effort at Times Union Center.

Iona won its last outing, a 90-86 result against Loyola on March 1. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. Iona got 35 points from Lamont Jones en route to a 90-86 victory over Loyola on Friday at Hynes Athletics Center.

Siena Saints Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
After playing Marist are 8-2
After a loss are 3-7

Iona Gaels Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
After playing Loyola are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Saints at Gaels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Siena's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Siena's last 7 games when playing on the road against Iona
Siena is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Siena is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Iona is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Iona's last 7 games at home
Iona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Siena
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Iona's last 7 games when playing at home against Siena